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The Ministry of Finance sanctions the Russians charged by Müller
Trump administration sanctions 19 Russian individuals and five Russian units, the alleged interference in the election of 2016 and the inclusion of a cyber-attacks.
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On the roster: the White house sanctions Russians for 2016 disturbances – McDaniel switch Watchdog report looms races in Mississippi as meetings, debates firing McCabe – Dodd-Frank roll-back wins Senate approval – she had a job!
White HOUSE SANCTIONS RUSSIANS FOR 2016 DISTURBANCES
Fox News: “The trump administration on Thursday sanctioned 19 Russian individuals and five Russian units, the alleged interference in the election of 2016 and the inclusion of a cyber-attacks. The announcement was made by the Department of the Treasury and includes the 13 Russians, who were recently accused of Special Counsel Robert Müller‘s sample. “These sanctions are part of a broader effort to the ongoing nefarious attacks from Russia,’ the Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. The sanctions mean that all the property of those persons and organizations subject to U.S. jurisdiction blocked. The United States is forbidden the people to do business with them. The Treasury Department said the sanctions activities to counter Russia’s destabilizing, including their interference in the election of 2016, and its destructive cyber-attacks. The Department of the NotPetya attack cited a cyber-attack on the White house and the British government have, due to the Russian military.”
Report: Müller subpoenas Trump-organization – NYT: “The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has invited the Trump Organisation to hand over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people informed about the matter. The order is the first known time that the special counsel required documents directly with the President of Trump‘s company, bringing the study closer to the President. The width of the subpoena was not clear nor was it clear why Mr. Miller was issued by the it, instead of asking, simply, for the documents from the company, an umbrella organization that oversees Mr. Trump’s business ventures. In the subpoena, delivered in recent weeks, Mr. Miller, to pass the Trump organization, all of the documents in relation to Russia and other themes he explored, the people said.”
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“Caution and investigation are a necessary armor against error and imposition.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 31
TIME OUT: THE IDES OF MARCH
History: “Julius Caesar, ‘dictator for life” of the Roman Empire, murdered by his own senators at a meeting in a hall next to Pompey’s theatre. … Cassius Longinus started the plot against the dictator, quickly getting his brother-in-law Marcus Brutus to join. Caesar would have been well aware of the fact that many of the senators hated him, but he dismissed his security force not long before his assassination. As reported, Caesar got a warning, as he read in the Senate session that day, but it. After he entered the hall, Caesar was surrounded by senators holding daggers. Servilius Casca struck the first blow, hitting Caesar in the neck, and the blood. The other senators together, stinging him repeatedly on the head. Marcus Brutus, Caesar was wounded in the groin, and Caesar is reported to have said: in the Greek, ‘You too, my child?’ In the time after the assassination, Antony attempted to carry out Caesar’s legacy. But Caesar’s will left Octavian in charge as his son adopted.”
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Trump job performance
Average Level Of Agreement: 40.2%
The average of the rejection: 54.6 per cent
Net Rating: -14.4 Points
Change from a week ago: up 3.8 points
[On average, contains: George Washington University: 42% approve – 55% lean; CBS News: 38% approve – 57% lean; Gallup: 39% approve – 56% lean; Marist College: 44% approve – 49% reject; Quinnipiac University: 38% approve – 56% disapprove.]
Control of the house
Republican Average: 37.8 Percent
Democratic Means: 49.6 Percent
Advantage: Democrats plus of 11.8 points
Change from a week ago: democratic advantage by 0.4 points
[On average, contains: George Washington University: 49% Dems and 40% GOP; Quinnipiac University: 48% Dems 38% GOP; the Monmouth University: 50% Dems 41% GOP; USA Today/Suffolk: 47% Dems 32% GOP; CNN: 54% Dems 38% GOP.]
MCDANIEL-SWITCH RACES IN MISSISSIPPI
Fox News: “Mississippi Republican Senate candidate Chris McDaniel announced on Wednesday he will run for the seat vacated by Sen. Thad Cochran, instead challenging incumbent sen. Roger Wicker, in an effort to ‘unite the party” in the double-barreled Senate race. McDaniel, who is the Mississippi state senator, has shifted resources to the campaign for the Cochran-seat, open the, 1. April. “With the announcement, at the beginning, to unite, we ask Mississippi Republicans, to my candidacy and avoid another controversial competition among the GOP members that said the improvement with the Democrats” chances of a free place,’ McDaniel in a statement Wednesday. “If we come together, the party to consolidate our resources, we can guarantee that Donald Trump is a fighter, which is in the stand with him.’ The seat McDaniel is now running for the same seat he unsuccessfully 2014 Republican primary against Cochran competed for the year.”
The GOP will not give up, Pa. 18, without a fight – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “a Democrat Conor Lamb has 627 more votes than Republican Rick Saccone, but GOP officials argued that voting irregularities in the district 18 special election and asked for volunteers in all four quarters of the counties to impound their voting machines, to a possible recount. Mr lamb told supporters ‘We did it’ early Wednesday morning, and several news agencies, including the New York Times have declared him the winner of the contest, which attracted national attention, as an indication of the electorate, the mood as the midterm elections approach. Late Wednesday afternoon, the National Republican Congressional Committee, said election officials had agreed to confiscate the machines and votes from the 13. March-competition, the result of which strengthened the Democrats and raised fears within the GOP. Mr Lamb Mt. Lebanon defeated Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone of Elizabeth Township, in an extremely tight competition.”
If you ask Trump, lamb and more like him than not – the Atlantic: “If Donald Trump is worried about the Democrats with an upset victory in Pennsylvania as a blueprint for big wins in the midterm elections, he did not let it. Trump broke his silence on the election at a private fundraiser for Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley on Wednesday night, telling a crowd of donors, the lamb had run a pretty smart race, in fact,” – said in an audio recording of remarks by the Atlantic ocean. … “The young man who ran last night, he said: ‘Oh, I’m like Trump. Second Amendment, everything. I love the tax cuts, everything.’ He ran on this basis,’ Trump said. ‘He’s a campaign, the delivery, very nice things about me. I said, ‘he Is a Republican? He sounds like a Republican to me.” Later, he emphasized that Lamb’s appeal to many blue-collar conservatives who say, ‘But I think if you live in a specific area, this is probably a good tactic.'”
Other Dems look to copy lamb playbook with Pelosi – Politico: “Now, other democratic hopefuls looking to take on lamb strategy — he repeatedly and bluntly denied the Democratic leader [Nancy Pelosi] — in their own competitions. It is the views of a panel of the Democratic hopefuls is now running against the party house leaders, as they try to keep you neutralize one of the GOP’s go-to-attacks — a pillar of the Republicans’ plan, the house majority in November. A half-dozen Democratic house members and candidates said, POLITICALLY in interviews that they had carefully observed, such as lamb, the Pelosi-treated attack. … ‘If we are now in the majority, it will be because we win districts like this,’ said Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), a vocal critic of the current leadership. “To run against Nancy Pelosi will help you a lot more than with her.'”
Scalise hits the campaign trail – Politico: “The Louisiana Republican, in a closed Republican conference on Wednesday announced he would transfer US $1 million to the house GOP campaign arm. This is to follow-up, seven-days-tour through Florida, his home-to keep the state of Louisiana, Texas, try all the way up to the Midwest for the colleagues their seats. It is a change for [Steve Scalise] that’s spent much of the past eight months in the hospital recovering from a shot in the hip or zooming around the Capitol in his electric scooter.”
WATCHDOG REPORT LOOMS AS MEETINGS, DEBATES FIRING MCCABE
Fox News: “The justice Department inspector General could soon get its expected explosive report on a more than year-long review of FBI and DOJ, Hillary Clinton, investigation, – a use, the top FBI official Andrew McCabe and his pension is in danger. In the past year, the Department of Justice General inspector Michael Horowitz was the review of FBI and DOJ actions in connection with his investigation of Clinton, the use of a private email server while Secretary of state. Horowitz told lawmakers that he aims for the publication of the report in the ” March, April time.’ On Wednesday, new evidence is curvy surfaced that Horowitz may be his efforts. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering firing McCabe on the results in Horowitz ‘ s submit, it said. According to the New York Times, Horowitz concluded in his report that McCabe was not forthcoming in the review also include an examination of McCabe so that FBI officials talk with reporters about the investigation into the Clintons.”
McMaster, Shulkin and Kelly could be the next to go – Fox News: “President trump could be that more changes to his Cabinet this week in the Wake of the Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson‘s to burn, several sources told Fox News on Wednesday evening. The possible changes include the departure of National security Advisor H. R. McMaster and his replacement by John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Further deviations from the administration would include the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin , and Chief of Staff John Kelly. The sources have pointed out that Trump, the final decision on all personnel changes. But the departure was described by McMaster, by multiple sources as ‘imminent.’ Kelly replaced would be as chief of staff by the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, the sources said, with energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace Shulkin at the VA. Ray Washburne, the Chairman of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, would replace Perry as Secretary of energy.
DODD-FRANK ROLL-BACK WINS SENATE APPROVAL
Fox Business: “with The Senate to forge a bill for the overhaul of the Dodd-Frank on Wednesday, as a bipartisan group of congressmen ahead with plans to roll-back some of the 2010 law on banking regulations. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) was a leader of the effort to loosen restrictions for certain financial institutions, in particular in the case of smaller banks. The bill will banks are the exception with less than $250 billion in assets from the increased supervision by the Federal Reserve, including the Central Bank’s annual stress tests. The legislature tried to ease the ratio of equity to debt, the need to hold a bank, in addition to other measures. The bill, which won approval with a 67-31 vote, sending it to the house. “The bill provides much-needed relief from the Dodd-Frank Act for thousands of community banks and credit unions, and promotes lending and economic growth, without creating risks to the financial system,” the White house said in a statement.”
House passes school safety bill – Reuters: “The U.S. house of representatives approved the expenditure of more money for metal detectors, locks, and other school security measures on Wednesday …lawmakers voted 407-10 for the legislation to spend $50 million to $75 million per year from 2019 through 2028 to the school safety and security training. No parallel action was pending in the Senate, where a slightly more ambitious bill was debated, but the prospects for meaningful gun control reforms in Congress, remained remote in the face of stiff opposition from the gun industry lobbyists. “This bill, on its own, is not the kind of meaningful congressional action is required, the crisis of armed violence,” representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 house Democrat, said in a statement.”
THE JUDGMENT OF the JUDGE: THE extent of FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Fox News Senior judicial Analyst judge Andrew Napolitano discuss how far freedom of speech can go, for the President: “CBS News will air an interview with an adult-film actress who alleged a sexual relationship with Donald Trump — a relationship, which he denies — and President Trump wants to prevent the ventilation. … Because whatever [Stormy Daniels] said to CBS probably speaks Trump’s fitness for office, people have the right to learn, to hear Trump’s deny it and their own views to form. In Trump’s case, he has a bigger megaphone has as a CBS-through its skillful use of social media — and the volume and the intensity of his denials lead the day. But the point here is that individuals can have their own thoughts character make about the president’s; to endure, you don ‘T, the prior restraint of the court is to silence a voice in the debate, even a cheesy voice.” More here.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte is where bills go to die.” – Politically
Give this a read: Matt Labash: ‘It is OK to Say “I don’t Know” – Weekly Standard
Manafort, asks judge to dismiss criminal charges – Chicago Tribune
AUDIBLE: THAT’S THE TECHNICAL TERM?
“We have kicked our a**. This is what kicks the political prognosticators are referred to a good ol’ fashioned a** -.” – Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., speaking to CNN Manu Raju, on the Pennsylvania special election.
YOU HAD A JOB!
KNXV: “A misspelled road sign to turn heads in Central Phoenix. The characters in question can be found in the vicinity of 17th Street and Indian School Road. On the shield, Indian is incorrect Indain spelled’.’ ABC15 the city of Phoenix Street on the achieved Transport, how this could happen. The city told us that your street signs in your own shop. The error apparently came from an incorrectly-written work, before it makes its way to the technician. City officials tell ABC15 that the signs be replaced on Thursday morning. If you describe any problems with the road, you will be asked to reach out to the city of Phoenix.”
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